Most of his choices will require confirmation from the deeply divided Senate, where some top Republicans have already begun voicing opposition.
Tanden's career has focused on pursuing policies created to support working families, foster broad-based economic growth, and curb inequality. There is no chance Neera Tanden will be confirmed. This position at OMB is a wide-ranging role with broad powers to manage trillions of dollars of the United States budget.
The president-elect picked labor economist Cecilia Rouse, dean of Princeton University's public and global affairs school, as chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Biden's team will pursue policies targeted at China's "abusive practices", including "stealing intellectual property, dumping products, illegal subsidies to corporations" and forcing "tech transfers" from USA companies to their Chinese counterparts, according to the interview. "She understands the struggles that millions of Americans are facing", he said.
She said she would work every day to rebuild the dreams of all Americans. This team looks like America and brings seriousness of goal, the highest degree of competency, and unwavering belief in the promise of America.
Biden said he hoped to tackle China's "abusive practices", including "stealing intellectual property, dumping products, illegal subsidies to corporations", as well as forcing "tech transfers" from American companies to their Chinese counterparts.
Biden repeatedly evoked his work as vice president when the Obama administration oversaw the economic recovery following the 2008 financial crisis, noting that many of those on his newly formed economic team worked closely with him then.
"You have over 10 million people out there who are anxious (how) they can pay their next mortgage payment", Biden said in the interview, and "you have a significantly higher number of people who have no ability to pay their rent". He said the team of economic advisers would play a "critical role" in shaping the Biden administration's plan to revive the economy.
Rouse also worked in the Obama administration as a member of the CEA and is now dean of Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs.
It is expected that Biden would also appoint Janet L Yellen as Treasury secretary.
Rouse now serves as dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. She has previously been confirmed by the Senate as a member of the CEA in 2009.
In a shot across the bow at the U.S. Catholic bishops who were battling the HHS Mandate, Tanden wrote that leaders of the women's movement - with Hillary Clinton at the helm - had been proven right in strategizing that "those who opposed contraception would be seen as extreme". "A veteran of multiple presidential administrations, Tanden has been a leading architect and advocate of policies created to support working families, foster broad-based economic growth, and curb inequality throughout her career".